Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, November 17th:

Senior Cup Round One (1.45pm):

Herbrandston 4-1 Llangwm Haverfordwest CC

Take four.

Herbie beat Johnston in the West Wales Cup two weeks ago, but the weather cost them a chance to build more momentum last Saturday.

But Llangwm/Haverfordwest CC were also going in on the back of a 2-1 win over Division Two champions Hakin 2nds, their first outright victory of the campaign, and no doubt they too would preferred to have played.

But I said last Saturday I thought an upset was beyond the visitors, and I'll stick to that.

Regardless, after three previous postponements, I think both sides will just be pleased to get it done.

Senior Cup Round Two (1.45pm):

Camrose 2-3 St Clears

This just got a little bit tougher for St Clears - with the tie now reversed.

Thee Saints struggled in their previous league game, thumped 6-2 by Narberth despite two great strikes from Danny Peters, and this is a potential banana skin.

Camrose ended Johnston's unbeaten run in Division Two three weeks ago, with Jamie Gilderdale's team were inspired that day by Jordan Raymond. And with him, Mathew Price, and Mikey Loveridge up front they will always threaten goals.

I still think St Clears will still prevail, but fancy they will have to come through a real fight first.

Hundleton 0-5 Saundersfoot Sports

Another cup game with a switch in venue.

But I don't expect it to have any impact on the outcome, even though Hundleton's last game yielded their first points of the campaign as they beat Lawrenny 4-3 win.

Saundersfoot beat Pennar 3-1 last time out and are going well in Division One, and with seemingly no relegation battle to worry about, they can afford to have a real go at the Senior Cup.

I think the Sports with room to spare.

Solva 5-2 Pendine

I've said (twice) that both these clubs will see this as a big chance to make a Senior Cup quarter final.

It is a long haul from Solva to Pendine, and had the original game gone ahead, especially in the weather, the Division Three side would have really fancied it.

There's nothing to say they still won't, but Solva go into this after back to back wins in Division Two at Hundleton at Prendergast, and home advantage has tilted the balance further in their favour.

Pendine did beat Narberth 2nds 7-0 in their last match and have already knocked out a Division Two team in Prendergast, but the home side will be favourites.

Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Division One (2pm):

Clarbeston Road 4-3 Narberth

Clarbie were rained off on Saturday while Narberth were well beaten at Goodwick.

The home side have not played in the league since beating Pennar 8-4 back on October 27th, but since then have been knocked out the West Wales Cup and loss Tom Glover to a season long injury.

But the strike duo of Jason Griffiths and Sean Seymour-Davies continues to yield goals although Narberth themselves now carry a lot more threat with Tony Evans and Jordan Williams up front. And despite the 6-0 loss last Saturday, their 6-2 win ocer St Clears the week beforehad represented their best result of the campaign.

I think there will be goals at both ends, with Clarbie (just) nabbing it.

Hakin United 6-2 Pennar Robins

It's never wise to write off Hakin, and just when them seemed to be going through a sticky patch, they score 23 goals in two cup games.

They lie seventh with games in hand, but for Kristan Bennett, nothing less than six points will now do from back to back home matches. New signing from Lamphey Billy Davies should also be eligible.

Ominously, Nicky Woodrow has eight goals from two games and having him back fully fit and firing will only help The Vikings, and they face a Pennar side in need of a result.

Chris Lloyd's side matched Monkton for 45 minutes last week before losing 3-0, making it seven league games without a win.

They are already 10 points clear of the bottom two and I don't think there will be any panic, but a result here would really boost confidence.

If Hakin reproduce the scoring form of these past two weeks though, it will be difficult.

Merlins Bridge 3-2 Carew 

Looked at this, made a prediction, changed my mind - repeat.

Bridge are fourth but are unbeaten - and their games in hand give them the edge over the rest. That changes though, if they lose tomorrow.

Their 1-0 win away in Penlan Club was a significant statement. You can have all the firepower you like but you won't win things unless you have the resolve, organisation and mentality to go with it. That results suggest they have no problems on those fronts.

But all the current signs point towards Carew joining them in the title race. The Rooks have lost just once in nine league games and beating Johnston in the Senior Cup last week was a harder task than it appeared on paper.

Scott Ferney again showed his worth against The Tigers with two sharply taken goals and the fact Sam Christopher started on the bench is testament to their squad depth. Scott Richards coming over from Angle has strengthened them further.

Both teams have goals in them, with decent defenders and keepers to boot. Bridge found a way to win against Hakin at home which is why I eventually decided to lean that way. But a draw or away win would not shock me.

Monkton Swifts 4-1 Neyland

To go to Bush Camp and win 3-0 last Saturday would have delighted Monkton manager Joe Lewis. For obvious reasons, it was a potential banana skin.

They are now nine games in and there is no point skirting around the truth - they are title contenders.

Even when James Russell is missing up front there is no problem with goals and for keeper Michael Murray and his defence, the win at Pennar represented a fourth clean sheet in the league.

But Neyland won't be shambles they were when losing 10-1 to the same opponents earlier in the season.

Their form has improved and the return of Wayne Parry will boost them in terms of quality and experience. 

That said, I can't see beyond a home win at Monkton Lane.

Division Two (2pm):

Broad Haven v Lawrenny

Fishguard Sports v Prendergast Villa

Johnston v Merlins Bridge II

Letterston v Kilgetty

St Ishmaels v Hakin United II

Division Three (2pm):

Carew II v Milford Athletic

Goodwick United II v Fishguard Sports II

Milford United II v Pendine

Narberth II v Solva II

Pennar Robins II v Clarbeston Road II

St Clears II v Monkton Swifts II

St Florence v Pembroke Boro

Division Four (2pm):

Kilgetty II v Cosheston AFC

Llangwm Haverfordwest CC II v St Ishmaels II

Neyland II v Hundleton II

Pembroke Boro II v Broad Haven II

Pennar Robins III v Herbrandston II

Division Five (2pm):

Carew III v Johnston II

Lawrenny II v Newport Tigers

Milford Athletic II v Monkton Swifts III

Saundersfoot Sports II v Letterston II